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Acquisitions Overview

The Acquisitions team of the Office of State Procurement (OSP) supports the commissioner of Administration's statutory responsibilities (Minnesota Statutes Ch. 16C) to provide leadership and service to government entities in the acquisition of products and services in a socially and environmentally responsible fashion. Acquisitions is responsible for the efficient, timely and cost-effective delivery of products and services that will improve the quality and productivity of Minnesota government. Acquisitions has clientele that include state agencies, local units of government, and acquisition professionals from other states.

For questions, contact the OSP Help Line at or 651.296.2600.

Equity in Procurement (TG/ED/VO) Directoryfireworks

Search the State's directory of certified Targeted Group (TG), Economically Disadvantaged (ED), and Veteran-Owned (VO) Vendors.

Cooperative Purchasing Venture (CPV)

Allows eligible entities to purchase goods, certain services, and utilities from contracts established by the Office of State Procurement (OSP) for Minnesota state agencies.

Authority for Local Purchase (ALP) Manual

Instructions and procedures for making purchases of goods, general services, and construction services at the local agency level. Includes Acquisitions Purchasing Policies.

Access Contracts, Forms, and Templates

Log in to the OSP Secure Area to access procurement templates, forms, and contracts available for State agency or CPV member use.

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